Bennet and Regev bashed for questioning state funding of theaters

Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev came under attack on Wednesday for decisions they each made on Tuesday regarding public funding of theatres.

MK Zehava Gal-On, head of the Meretz party, released a statement condemning Bennett’s decision on Wednesday. "Today Bennett decides for us what we should see and tomorrow he will decide for us what we think," she said.

Gal-On went on to say that it was not the minister’s job to censor plays that had already been approved by a professional committee. She further stated that "such silencing is a sure sign of a country that is deteriorating to fascism," and added that she would fight the limitations being put on art.


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